Planescape Torment available on GOG

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Guiltyofbeingtrite, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
  2. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    God dammit. Looks like this is another CRPG I'll buy and put on the shelf for months... and Baldur's Gate just had to come out a few days ago as well, plus there's all these new games coming out as well... urg. Too much!
     
  3. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 16, 2009
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Too long have I waited for this!
     
  4. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    System Shock 2 is one of the next 3 to be revealed.

    I called it.
     
  5. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    I've never really had issues getting SS 2 to work on my Windows 7 rig, Planscape however is a tricky little beast. I made it up to the sewers before the game started acting wonky in ways a normal XP fueled copy would never do. This is definitely on my "to buy list"

    I know what you mean. I bought a 4-in-1 pack that had all the core BG games and expansions. I even got that nifty mod that puts them all together under the BG 2 updated IE for one streamlined experience. Did I ever play it? Nope. And it's been 3 years since. And its still on my computer waiting to be played lol.
     
  6. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    One can only hope! :clap:
     
  7. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    It's mainly a guess, because before this whole stunt happened System Shock 1 and 2 (even though SS1 is freeware, according to the devs'/publisher's licensing), Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 were at the top of the "I want this on GOG" voting list.

    So I'd say it's very likely, seeing as Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate 1 are already there. Plus, System Shock 2 is kind of a bitch to work on modern OSes, it takes a bit of time but I would welcome a GOG installer which has everything fixed.
     
  8. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I'd love to see SS2 fully optimised for modern machines... My biggest pipe dream involves SS2 fully converted into Source engine.

    *masturbates furiously*
     
  9. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    System Shock 2 is pretty playable these days on newer computers. There's a couple mods and fixes you need to download, and it runs like a dream once you do have it running. Obviously the engine can't cope with advanced visuals, but it certainly looks "good enough" from an artistic perspective.
     
  10. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I hope so - I intend to install it soon and search for as many mods/fixes/updates as I can. What an amazing game...
     
  11. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    It was a bitch to get it running without constantly crashing, but SS2 definitely works on modern machines.

    I was able to play through the full thing in coop mode with a friend, after about 3 hours of troubleshooting.
     
  12. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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    Aug 6, 2008
  13. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
  14. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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    Aug 6, 2008
    Nou problemou mate. You planning a solo or a coop game? I'd be up for SS2 coop myself.
     
  15. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Right now I'm having trouble just installing it. Stops responding as soon as I run the .exe and shows as v1.000 even with the patches installed. I shouldn't need anything else beyond the three files you linked, right?

    EDIT: got it to work up to a point when I start a new game - it loads, but then minimizes into Windows with no warning message. I'm forced to close the application every time! What a frustrating bug, can't find any help online...
     
  16. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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  17. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Yeah, I've looked through that whole site. Finally figured it out, and it wasn't even that difficult.

    Enjoying a highly atmospheric game now with highly crisp textures. Thanks for the help! :D
     
  18. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    I wish these older games were available in places like supermarkets etc. I don't want to go to those 'gamestores' where a bunch of little kids laugh at you when you buy an older game. When buying my groceries I might be inclined to pick up an oldie from a discount bin but from what I know they've done away with the discount bins. Sucks.

    I also don't like ordering over the net.
     
  19. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 26, 2010
    I agree, its hard to find these old classics in the high-street, if not impossible, as places like Game and supermarkets don't care or don't want to know, they only care about big budget titles, even indie games are hard if not impossible to find over the net, only direct from the publisher or sometimes on steam / impulse, but rare, many old classics like SS2, are very hard to find in a box format, you might get lucky on places like ebay, but the price you may pay is probably more then what the game is worth or originally worth, its a real rotten way of things, when old games are hard if not near impossible to find :( :(
     
  20. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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    Aug 6, 2008
    Don't take my word for it but I think SS2 is now abandonware. I've certainly seen it on some abandonware sites.